Hit the beach

Story by mount_editor

2 June 2022

The Mount’s beaches are great for relaxing in the sun, surf and sand and play host to everything from surf-lifesaving events to beach volleyball, national surf contests to sandcastle-building. The Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service patrols the beaches during the busy summer months, making it a safe place for families to swim and surf.

Mount Main Beach

Five minutes from town centre. Family friendly. Life Guard Service.  Access to walks, shops and eateries.

Pilot Bay

Five minutes from town centre. Very family friendly. Boating activities. Great view of the wharf, cruise ships and boats. Access to walks.

Matakana Island

Accessed by boat only. This stunning island stretches itself to long sandy quiet beaches and pine forests.

Moturiki Island

Five minutes from town centre. Just on main beach. Great walks, rocks to climb and a blow hole when conditions allow. Easy walk, beautiful and scenic.